Moderately paced 8-9 mile 800 to 1200 gain hike in delightful canyon, with various options depending on weather. Meet 8 AM at trailhead kiosk. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Las Virgenes Rd, exit 32, north 1+ mile to end, street parking. Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels
The National Park Service will host a free car show and drive-in movie showing of the ‘80s classic hit “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”
“Paramount Ranch is a film ranch with a twist,” explained Park Superintendent David Szymanski. “For a short time, it also had a dangerous racetrack, which made it into movies and TV programs.”
While Paramount Ranch operated as a movie ranch, it was also home to a short-lived racetrack in the 1950s. The movie The Devil’s Hairpin was filmed on the course, which closed down after two fatalities within 18 months from its opening.
The event’s schedule includes a number of activities:
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Classic cars on display in Western Town
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Kids activities
4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.: Car Culture and History Tours
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Showing of “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”
Attendees can choose to watch the film from their vehicles or can bring a chair to sit in a designated seating area. Snacks from concessionaires and food trucks will also be available for sale.
If you’re interested in signing up a vehicle for the car show contact Ryan Stead at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-418-3176
Moderately paced 6 mile 1000 ft gain hike through a beautiful riparian canyon and chaparral, with great sandstone outcroppings in the Santa Monica Mtns. Meet 8:00 AM Stunt High trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Valley Circle/Mulholland Dr exit south, drive 1 mile and turn right on Valmar Rd (becomes Old Topanga Cyn Rd), then right on Mulholland Hwy for 3½ miles, left on Stunt Rd for 1 mile, park on dirt shoulder on right. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds.
We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!
Our Sunday walks are easy, informative, and fun. No birdwatching expertise is required. Binoculars are (almost) a must — loaners are available if you contact the walk leader in advance. The Reserve contains a lake that is home to spectacular water birds and the Reserve hosts migrating birds as well as local residents.
More information, pictures, directions, accurate map, contacts at www.sfvaudubon.org/events.
Moderately paced 4-5 mile hike with appx. 700 ft elevation gain in Santa Susana Pass State Historical Park, including Historic Stage Coach Trail. Meet 8:00 AM at park. From Topanga Canyon Blvd turn west on Devonshire, continue to park entrance at end, and on to 2nd parking lot by recreation building. Bring 2 qts water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Conejo Valley Audubon invites birders of all experience levels to attend our monthly Beginner Bird Walks at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa. These walks will be held on the second Wednesday of each month. We will meet at 8:00am at the main parking lot, which is accessible off Lynn Rd at Via Goleta in Newbury Park.
Rancho Sierra Vista is an excellent place to see many of the oak woodlands birds that are common in the Conejo Valley. We will take time to introduce beginning birders to these species and the best techniques for locating and identifying them.
If you have binoculars, please bring them. A few pairs of loaner binoculars will be available. Wear comfortable walking shoes. No sign-up is needed; just show up. Heavy rain will cancel the walk. The leader will be Richard Armerding and he can be reached at 310-701-3878
Moderately paced 8 mile, 1100 foot gain hike with great mountain and valley views. Meet 8 AM at Caballero Canyon trailhead in Tarzana (from 101 Ventura Fwy take Reseda Blvd, exit 23, south 2 miles to east side of street across from entrance to Braemar Country Club). Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Moderately paced 5 mile hike with 700 ft gain. Enjoy our recently acquired Santa Monica Mtns Conservancy land at the edge of the Simi Hills. Hike the rolling grassland hills of oaks and coastal sage and visit the old ranch house at Lasky Mesa. Meet 8:30 AM at Victory trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Valley Circle Bl. exit and go north to Victory Bl., about 2 miles. Turn left on Victory, go 1/2 mi. to fee parking area. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, and sunscreen. Muddy when wet. Rain cancels.